Work/Life/Travel Balance Archive

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How to Plan the Perfect One-year Round-the-World Trip

Ever since I took my first trip around the world more than two decades ago, I’ve watched the choices and access to information mushroom. As we’ve all learned in a lot of areas though, more choices and more information do not necessarily lead to better outcomes, the paradox of choice often leads

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The Difference Between Poverty and Prosperity for Travelers and Nomads

Here’s a question whose answer will say a lot about you: If you had to double your disposable income within 12 months, what would be the best way to do it? It’s kind of a trick question because there’s not one right answer. The first answer that springs to mind is going

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How to Make Money When You Leave Your Home Country

“I’m all for sticking everything in storage and moving abroad to cut my expenses, but what I do for a living isn’t portable. What am I going to do for work if I go traveling or move to another country?” As the author of A Better Life for Half the Price and

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Backing up Your Data on the Road

Are you fully backed up if all your electronics get stolen or lost while you’re traveling? Or your hard drive crashes? When I first backpacked around the world in the 1990s, pre-internet, my back-up files were pieces of paper. Bank account numbers, passport copies, and an address book. All our music was

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Spending a Little Money to Make a Lot (and Enjoy it More)

Sorry, but all good things must come to an end and the Paradise Pack was a one-week only deal. You can still pick up my part of it at the Cheap Living Abroad site. As someone who has managed to support a family for many years as an independent travel writer and